Definition of scripture
1a (1) capitalized : the books of the Bible —often used in plural (2) often capitalized : a passage from the Bibleb : a body of writings considered sacred or authoritative
2 : something written the primitive man's awe for any scripture — George Santayana
Examples of scripture in a Sentence
someone who frequently quotes Scripture
Recent Examples of scripture from the Web
The on-hiatus NBC show The Biggest Loser, in which obese contestants competed to see who can shed the most excess weight, used to push the scripture of discipline and physical will to several million viewers a week.
With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey’s year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California.
There’s debate about what these contradictory fragments say about the authority of Scripture.
Bible literacy: House Bill 128 establishes regulations for public high schools that are interested in offering elective classes on the Bible and Hebrew scriptures.
Such interpretation or analysis can be performed on any text: Scripture, the poetry of John Donne, the tweets of Donald Trump.
These begin with scripture and end with a word of advice.
As one story goes, Brahma the creator god suddenly forgot the scriptures.
In addition, the Bruskin work is appropriate for the center because of its themes from Hebrew scripture, Jewish teachings and Russian folk traditions, Guenther said.
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Origin and Etymology of scripture
Middle English, from Late Latin scriptura, from Latin, act or product of writing, from scriptus
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SCRIPTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scripture for English Language Learners
Scripture : the books of either the Old Testament or the New Testament or of both : the Bible
scriptures : the sacred writings of a religion
SCRIPTURE Defined for Kids
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